While Matthew Molyan's Origin snubb is disappointing for the young man it will prove to be the turning point in the Panthers season. It will be the turning point in the Panthers history.
Matt Moylan stands on the Western toucline of Sportingbet Stadium. 16-all. Time up. The game is his. He doesn't miss. He never misses. Since that day the talented fullback has also sunk the Broncos, Cowboys and most recently the Sea-Eagles with his boot. If not for tries in the dying seconds, two more games against the Sea-Eagles and Broncos would have been his.
While the Panthers side has been decimated by injury Moylan has stood tall. In all the games the Panthers have won, or otherwise pushed the oppostion all the way, he has had his hands and feet all over it. In any two on three situation he picks the correct option, whenever the game is on the line he kicks the goal, scores the try, makes the tackle. The kid oozes class, composure, confidence.
Combine his matchwinning star power with the kicking game of Soward and Wallace, the doubt Segeyaro creates out of dummy half as well as the lines that Whare and Blake run. Combine it with the offloads of Peachey and Catwright; the speed of Watene-Zelezniak, the strength of Mansour. Combine it all with a hungry pack of health Panthers and they could be unstoppable.
Matt Moylan is the next local junior to take the Panthers to glory. His troops are arriving, he has Laurie Daley to impress, he has a premiership to win. Moylan will take the Mighty Panthers all the way.